About the author: Taylor Decker is the Director of the Eureka Building in Orange County. After grinding it out in the entertainment industry for the better part of decade, Taylor came to a millennial impasse. With no college degree to speak of but an acumen for business operations and task management she decided to refocus
What do you want for your life? I mean really, really want, without consideration for it being too ‘lofty’ of a goal or too ‘unattainable’? Many of us either compromise our goals because we feel like we need to prove something or take multiple steps before we can actually go after our REAL goal; when,
Alexander Mendeluk is an actor, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He helps heart-centered entrepreneurs create businesses and lives that help change the world. He is known for his company SpiritHoods which was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. Since selling SpiritHoods last year, he now runs an influencer and brand development agency, called The Disruptive.
Many entrepreneurs see themselves strictly as “idea” people rather than “money” people. Unfortunately, those entrepreneurs often end up going out of business. Yes, your ideas are your most important asset. Still, as an entrepreneur, you have a responsibility to acquire a basic fluency in the language of accounting. There’s really no other way to gauge
Arel Moodie is an entrepreneur, author and speaker on likability, leadership and success. He is the founder of the College Success Program, The PlaceFinder, former partner of Empact, and host of the podcast The Art of Likability. Questions Asked: Do you have any routine that you do before you go up on stage? (4:28) Who
When it comes to personal branding, celebrities seem to do it best. We see them and read about them everywhere. This creates a connection and builds what we know as celebrity status. In business today professionals can create a similar connection with prospects by developing their personal brand. “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless
Author: Darrah Brunstein Call it a personal quest, but it’s a mission of mine to help redefine the way people think about the word “networking.” Why? Because “networking” has become synonymous with selfishness, when at its root, I believe it’s about selflessness. I founded an organization in 2011 called Network Under 40 to help young
Author: Darrah Brunstein Today’s current 50 percent divorce rate is evidence enough that marriage is challenging. But, what if you impose an extra challenge on top of that? How does having one or both partners be entrepreneurs impact the likelihood for marital success? To find the answer, I spoke with Trisha Harp, founder of the
Football’s here again. After Cam Newton’s infamous post-Super Bowl presser last year, we know that while we all strive to win, we cannot always attain that goal. Here are some tips to get back to your winning ways after dealing with a tough loss. The first is to be accountable The best winners are accountable
Utilize the new feature to increase your visual storytelling capabilities One of the most buzzed about social media changes in 2017 is the new Instagram update known as “Instagram galleries,” “Instagram albums,” or simply “carousel.” You may be familiar with carousel ads, which Instagram had as a paid feature. Now, that same feature is available
Social Media Expert Kris Ruby’s tips on how to avoid the top 10 workplace etiquette mistakes on social media If you worry that you’re making gaffes, you probably are Keeping a job is hard enough. Now, with the rise of social media, it is that much harder. The lines between personal and professional are consistently
As a marketing consultant, I take a diagnostic approach in determining why companies aren’t hitting their goals. All too often companies will assume that their current marketing campaigns just aren’t working (and that certainly may be the case). But there’s typically more beneath the surface that needs to be addressed before we can work on
For many people, the idea of creating something out of nothing is an incredibly exciting notion, however, the thought of leaving the stability and comfort of a full time job (and all that it entails) quickly puts the kibosh on that daydream. If you are one of those hopeful dreamers with great ideas, and you
The year is almost over- are you on track to hit your annual goals? I’m not just referring to your sales goals (although those are critical), I also mean goals of the mission and vision of your company, employee satisfaction and engagement, awareness, and everything else that indicates a strong and successful business. If you’re
The first (and debatably the most important) strategy in customer retention is properly setting expectations. This actually comes during the sales process, rather than afterward, and this element ends up being the downfall of many “talented” salespeople. Set proper expectations. Imagine buying a new SEO service for your website. The sales person, perhaps feeling pressure
Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, also known as Shinta Bubu, is a tech entrepreneur, CEO/Founder at bubu.com , and a mentor & Angel Investor. She was voted as one of 99 Most Powerful Women by Globe Asia. She created bubu.com in 1996 and brought the internet to Indonesia at a time that only a few people even owned
Founder disputes are one of the top reasons why startups fail. It has been written about, reported on, and even made into an infographic. Co-founding a startup is like getting married. You go from spending some time together, to spending all your time together, in a small space, and sharing your finances. On top of that, creating a business
Lisa Song Sutton is a model, entrepreneur, real estate broker, and businessowner. She is also a TV Host and influencer who speaks and engages with young minds about the many ways to become a successful entrepreneur. Questions Asked: You were named to a list of badass social media superstars/disruptors how did you get to that
Dara Albright is one of the leading pioneers in the crowdfinance movement. She writes and speaks about injustice in the financial field and is helping cultivate the crowdfunding industry. Questions Asked: What is the best type of companies you have seen that succeed with equity crowdfunding? (5:30) How do you explain Bitcoin for someone new
SXSW Accelerator event organizer Chris Valentine discusses the overall trends or highlight some of this year’s most interesting companies. As a startup thought leader, Chris is directly involved in selecting Accelerator alums that have gone on to earn over $3.1 billion in funding.
While at SXSW Joseph Salesky of CRMNEXT talks with Youngry about his experiences as a serial entrepreneur and shares some sage advice with us!